After his Derby County side obliterated Hull City 5-0 on Friday Night, ‘The Rams’ boss alluded to ‘The Tigers’ penalty miss fairly early on in the first half during his post match interview.
According to a Hull Daily Mail report, the former Birmingham manager mentioned how their opponents penalty miss, when his side had just a 1-0 lead, changed the game – in the report he said:
“I thought the penalty miss was a big moment of course and whether that could have affected the outcome I’m not sure.
“But I felt that was something that changed the game a little bit. We would have seen that as a setback and it would have been interesting to see how we reacted but the fact that Larsson missed certainly gave the team an extra lift and the crowd too.
“It’s always difficult when you’re away from home, sometimes when you concede that second goal, three and four come soon afterward. It’s not an easy division to play in.”
Rowett’s men climb up the table into fourth following the win, all be it having played one more game than the teams around them, and will go into next weekends game against Bristol City with great momentum and belief that they can get all three points.
Hull, on the other hand, drop down to tenth, and could slip down much further following the results of the weekends remaining Championship games, and have two games in quick succession next week, with Fulham away on Wednesday night, and then Sunderland at home on Saturday, and the recently relegated side will be looking to bounce back following Friday’s defeat.